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We found 25 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Silver Compass HSA 2000 near East Norriton, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Suzanne Beck is a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Beck honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beck include: Young Investigator Award, Maryland Thoracic Society; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship; and ATS Travel Award. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders

Dr. Alyson Beth Simpson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1982 Butler Pike; Suite 2
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Alyson Simpson sees patients in Conshohocken, PA, Lansdale, PA, and Gladwyne, PA. Her medical specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Her areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), tests, and asthma. Dr. Simpson is affiliated with Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Simpson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, Skin Testing, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. David Holden Henry III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Henry specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Henry's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Henry is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2011-14; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis E Marchlinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Francis Marchlinski is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Radnor, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Yardley, PA. Dr. Marchlinski is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include atrial flutter, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marchlinski takes. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Tachycardia, Electrophysiological Study, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Jeffrey Broker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Brian Broker is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Broker is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Broker completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Broker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Broker's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. David John Callans, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Callans practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Tachycardia, Electrophysiological Study, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Petrie Staddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Staddon's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Staddon is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and bone cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Staddon has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2008, and 2011 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Abboud a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. Dr. Abboud speaks Korean. Dr. Abboud's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , obstructive lung disease

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bruza attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Bruza has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Dizziness, Bronchitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Frankel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Frankel, who practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Frankel's clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel takes. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas, who practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her residency, Dr. Thomas trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
491 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Ruthven Wodell's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. Dr. Wodell is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Wodell completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wodell has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Carol F Actor, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
342 West Germantown Pike; Suite 310
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Carol Actor's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. Dr. Actor is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Actor is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Sheffield Medical School, she completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cramer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Cramer highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.